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    12-31-2007, 03:22 PM
I bet when this pony sheds out, it will be chestnut with flaxen mane/tail. This looks a lot like my first pony that I got for Christmas on my 8th b-day. Decided to test whether there really was a Santa Claus or not and put a note on the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. Got up the next morning and there was a pony outside with a big red bow!
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    01-08-2008, 03:34 PM
I had a shetland that was very close to that color and she was consitered a silver dapple or a bay dapple that is on a bay based coat(main and tail are often light) you can see pics of both at http://www.equinecolor.com/silver.html
    01-08-2008, 04:46 PM
Id say dark chocolate palomino or chestnut with flaxen mane & tail 8)
    01-08-2008, 04:47 PM
I don't think she'll lighten up in the summer.. My trainer has an identical colored shetland gelding (hes not registered though) and he gets a little lighter, but his coat doesn't seem to be red-based at all (like a chestnut).. I think silver dapple shetlands are common, at least more so than in other breeds.

I think this website also explains it well...
    01-08-2008, 04:53 PM
I just say Chocolate Palomino or Chocolate Flaxen. I have never heard of a Silver Dapple before. I have heard them being called a Dappled Palomino as well. Hmmmm....
    01-08-2008, 05:07 PM
Oh my goodness! That is such a cute little pony! :)

I think it's a dark dappled palomino.
    01-08-2008, 05:51 PM
Originally Posted by barnrat
haha, you freaked me out at first when I read that disease thing...I started thinking...WHATS WRONG!! And its not even my pony...lol.
I thought the same thing! I was scared that we had missed something entirely! Phew...
    01-10-2008, 11:39 AM
We have a shetland that color too. We call him a chocolate palomino. He lightens in summer. Great dapples. Dapples are supposed to be a sign of good health.
    01-14-2008, 02:40 AM
Its very cute! I would call it a taffy personally.. but I dunno really! It could be a pally really too :P
    01-14-2008, 06:26 PM
Palomino, the forelock is white.

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